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Discussions of the situation in Caucasus will be continued in early July 2009-05-19 17:35 The next round of the Geneva Talks on security in Caucasus will be held in early July 2009, stated Boris Chochiyev, the South Ossetian President's Permanent Representative on the post-conflict settlement, the head of the South Ossetian delegation.
Burjanadze sues Saakashvili 2009-05-19 17:06 In this way the ex-Speaker of the parliament protests against "all the slender which took place not so long ago in regard to her party and supporters".
Kokoyty: South Ossetia for negotiations, but on equal basis only 2009-05-19 16:21 South Ossetia and Abkhazia do not renounce the negotiations in Geneva, said Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia.
Georgian Parliament may resume its work in June 2009-05-19 15:16 The Parliament of Georgia has been holding no sittings since April 9th [the beginning of the protest actions], but may resume its work in June.
Opposition intends to gather 100 000 participants for May 26th action 2009-05-19 14:26 "On May 26th we will show the whole world that the people has a great charge of protest against Saakashvili, and that is why we decided to conduct a civil parade in the National Stadium. Different parties and their activists, representatives of districts will be placed in the stadium’s sectors ", he said.
Geneva Talks resumed 2009-05-19 12:59 Consultations on the situation in Caucasus resumed in Geneva today, said Grigoriy Karasin, the Deputy Foreign Minister, the head of the Russian delegation.
Abkhazia may participate in Geneva Talks 2009-05-19 12:37 "Decisions will be being made now", said Sergey Shamba, the foreign minister of Abkhazia. He added that the report was received at night by the Deputy Foreign minister Maxim Gvinjia. The official delegation of Abkhazia hasn’t come to the talks, but some representatives of Abkhazia are there.
Georgian opposition worked out 6 points to drive the country out of crisis 2009-05-19 11:38 Yesterday protest action organizers opposition parties spread one more statement.
For the first time Abkhazia hasn’t been called the part of Georgia in the UN Secretary General’s report 2009-05-19 10:50 The source in the Permanent Representative office of Russia to the UN confirmed the fact of reception of the “report of the Secretary General, presented in accordance with the Resolutions of the Security Council 1808, 1839 and 1866". "The source noted the considerable difference of the reports: the present-day one and the one issued in February, and mentioned that the regulations of the new report
Geneva losing points in Caucasus
The fifth round of negotiations on settlement and stabilization in Caucasus began in Geneva on May 18 with only part of participants present to discuss exact proposals.
Butba to supersede Bagapsh as president
Businessman Beslan Butba (see photo) who has made his fortune on real estate transactions in Moscow announced his intention to struggle for power in Abkhazia, leaving open the possibility of his nomination for the Presidency. At the same time, he is alluding to problems with the freedom of the press created by Sergey Bagapsh. The current head of state has been occupying the post for 4 years, his presidential powers expiring in December.
Eurovision- 2009: Georgia is out of European context
May 16 was the last day of Eurovision 2009 song contest held in Moscow with the record audience – over a hundred million viewers all over the world. Tbilisi Open Air - Alter/Vision music festival organized as an antipode of the event in Moscow with only 30 thousand of fans at the city hippodrome ended a day later.
The president strikes a preventive blow to crisis
The president of Georgia seems to have returned much inspired from the World Economic Forum in Jordan. On winning support from the USA and the member-countries of the Eastern Partnership that promise to import from Georgia everything that the Russians have consumed earlier, Mikhail Saakashvili is no longer afraid of the second wave of crisis anticipated by the experts.2009-05-19 19:32
Georgia between democracy and stability
Georgian authorities and the implacable opposition cannot find common ground in spite of certain steps made toward a dialogue. On May 17 EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby had a meeting with some opposition leaders though he is not entrusted with an official role of a mediator. On May 18 it was the turn of public members to speak to the opposition leaders.
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